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Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Putting Country First
Within recent time, it seems that whenever people appear on platforms before excited crowds, their favourite sound bite is “putting country first.”
One would have thought that at all times, those who claim to be acting for the people, whether by virtue of the position they hold or the daily programmes they host would have been conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the welfare of the country being of paramount importance but clearly, the decision to do what is best and right for the citizenry comes at a price—even being given the candidacy for a constituency.
Such is the public display of fake patriotism and manufactured heroism that we will be subjected to for the next few weeks as we move towards a local election followed soon after with a by-election in St Joseph. And while the hype and the sensationalism associated with election madness may be entertainment for many, for others, it is just a reminder of the bad state of affairs in our country.
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